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Argentina's outgoing president refuses to attend successor's inauguration

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2011 file photo, Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez pushes her hair back at government house, during her inaugural festivities in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A growing spat between Argentina's outgoing president and president elect over inauguration day logistics took a strange turn on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. President-elect Mauricio Macri wants to receive the presidential baton and sash from outgoing Fernandez in the government house, or Casa Rosada, during the Dec. 10 inauguration. However, Fernandez administration officials insist the transfer will happen in Congress.  (AP Photo/Jorge Araujo, File)

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2011 file photo, Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez pushes her hair back at government house, during her inaugural festivities in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A growing spat between Argentina's outgoing president and president elect over inauguration day logistics took a strange turn on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. President-elect Mauricio Macri wants to receive the presidential baton and sash from outgoing Fernandez in the government house, or Casa Rosada, during the Dec. 10 inauguration. However, Fernandez administration officials insist the transfer will happen in Congress. (AP Photo/Jorge Araujo, File)

A top Cabinet member is saying that outgoing President Cristina Fernandez won't attend the swearing in ceremony of her successor.

The decision follows weeks of fighting between Fernandez and President-elect Mauricio Macri.

Macri wants to receive the presidential baton and sash from Fernandez in the government house, or Casa Rosada, during Thursday's inauguration. However, Fernandez has insisted the transfer of presidential gear take place in Congress, where Macri will be sworn in.

Aides from both camps met Tuesday in hopes of reaching an agreement.

Oscar Parrilli, who leads the Federal Intelligence Agency, told reporters late Tuesday that the meeting fell apart. In Parrilli's words, Fernandez won't participate in any inauguration activities "under these circumstances."

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Macri beat Fernandez's chosen successor in the Nov. 22 election.